How Music Sets the Tone for Relaxed and Candid Wedding Photos

Guest Blog

 Hi there lovelies, I’m Rebecca from Rebecca Jones Photography ( | I’m a wedding photographer covering the North West and I’ve had the absolute privilege of capturing the happiest days of couples lives for over 10 years now (wow, that makes me feel old!) I specialise in relaxed, countryside weddings – from farms, to country houses to marquees at family homes and everything in between – the more wellies and dogs the better! Spending pretty much all of my younger years playing in orchestras and performing in musical theatre, music is still one of my passions and I am so excited to feature on Cressida’s wonderful blog!

I’m here to spill the beans on the magical power of music and how your choice of musical entertainment can really elevate your wedding photography to new heights. So if you’re dreaming of wedding photos filled with genuine moments, laughter and natural beauty, grab your favourite tunes and let’s dive in!

Setting the Mood

Think about the atmosphere you want to create on your big day. When it comes to choosing the right musical entertainment for your wedding day, the options are endless. From classical musicians to vocalists and choirs, classical to modern, there’s a musical style that perfectly reflects your personalities and sets the mood for your big day. Whatever your vibe, music sets the scene for the memories that you’re going to cherish for the rest of time. But did you know that choosing the right music can also work magic for your wedding photos?

From the quiet moments of your ceremony to your buzzing dance floor in the evening, music sets the emotional tone for each chapter of your wedding day.

As you walk down the aisle or share your first dance as newlyweds, the perfect music can tug at the heartstrings and bring tears of joy to everyone’s eyes. Music has an incredible ability to heighten all the emotions of a moment, creating memories that will stay with you forever, and will help us to catch on camera those beautiful raw emotions which tell the true story of your day.

Relaxed Vibes = Epic Candid Shots

Here’s the secret sauce: the right music creates an atmosphere where everyone feels relaxed and at ease. And when your guests are feeling good, that’s when the magic happens – candid moments unfold, genuine smiles light up the room, and we can capture all those beautiful moments that you will cherish for the rest of your lives when you look back through the photos that tell the story of your day.

The beauty of great music is that it helps your guests forget about the camera. They’re too busy dancing, laughing with friends, and soaking in the joy of the moment to even notice we’re there with a camera. And that’s when the most authentic photos can be captured.

 The music allows us to blend seamlessly into the background, able to capture all those spontaneous moments.

Keep the Energy High

And let’s not forget about keeping the energy high! While you’re off capturing your beautiful couple images and those obligatory group shots, it’s a great idea to leave your guests in good hands with some wonderful musical entertainment. The musicians will keep the mood high and the good times rolling until you’re ready to rejoin your guests, mingle and enjoy the Prosecco and canapés!

The more energy, smiles, belly laughs and atmosphere on your wedding day the better in terms of your wedding photos. You want to look back on the photos of your day and remember what an incredible day everyone had, when all the people you love the most in the world were all in the same place. In order to keep your guests in high spirits throughout your wedding day and prevent any lulls in energy, it’s important to put some thought into the types of entertainment that you are going to provide.

Seamlessly Blend the Elements of Your Wedding Day Together

Choosing the right musicians in particular can really help to blend the different elements of your day seamlessly together, which will help to avoid any of those dips in energy where guests are sat around waiting for the next part of the day to start.

Music on your wedding day is the heartbeat of your day. So, book your amazing musicians, dance like nobody’s watching, and let the music lead the way to a wedding day filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments to capture in your wedding photos.